Audiobus: Use your music apps together.
What is Audiobus? — Audiobus is an award-winning music app for iPhone and iPad which lets you use your other music apps together. Chain effects on your favourite synth, run the output of apps or Audio Units into an app like GarageBand or Loopy, or select a different audio interface output for each app. Route MIDI between apps — drive a synth from a MIDI sequencer, or add an arpeggiator to your MIDI keyboard — or sync with your external MIDI gear. And control your entire setup from a MIDI controller.Download on the App Store
Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.
iTunes, pile of shite
So, to add to the woes of an iPad Pro 10.5 with intermittent fault, I now find iTunes - latest not greatest - has sunk to new depths. All I wanted to do, well not wanted, but have no choice in the matter thanks to Apple, was take a fresh backup.
Firing up the Mac Mini, I connected the iPad, and started a backup...which ended with the bastard thing telling me the iPad had disconnected. Having seen this before, I deleted previous backups, rebooted the Mac and the iPad, then tried again....with the same result.
Switching to my PC, I tried again, this time being informed that the iPad had never been backed up to that machine. So, no pesky old files to get in the way. Except, I got the same disconnection bullshit.
Is there any way out of this, short of giving up entirely? I mean, why can't the billion dollar boys at Cupertino take time off from fleecing milenials to make something that actually works for backing up an iPad.
LOTS of other peeps on-line also having same problem, so no it isn't just me. ITunes must be the biggest turd in computing history. If Apple can't be bothered, then they should allow a third party developer to do the job. But no, they won't.